M.Sc. Michael Kern

Note: I'm currently employed as a research scientist at AMD Munich.

I am PhD candidate working at the visualization and computer graphics group of Rüdiger Westermann. My main research topic is scientific visualization of meteorological data, in particular, detecting 3-dimensional extremal features in scalar / vector fields and quantifying the uncertainty in ensemble data. Recent research is about super-sampling of vector field data and feature prediction from weather ensembles using neural networks.

I am in charge of the seminar "How to make a PIXAR movie" and "Data Visualization" and design exercises for the practical course "Game Engine Design".


A Comparative Study of Convolutional Neural Network Models for Wind Field Downscaling
K. Höhlein, M. Kern, T. Hewson, R. Westermann
arXiv:2008.12257, to appear in Meteorological Applications

A Comparison of Rendering Techniques for 3D Line Sets with Transparency
Michael Kern, Christoph Neuhauser, Torben Maack, Mengjiao Han, Will Usher, and Rüdiger Westermann
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2020

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Clustering Ensembles of 3D Jet-Stream Core Lines
Michael Kern and Rüdiger Westermann
Proceedings of Vision, Modeling, and Visualization 2019 

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Interactive 3D Visual Analysis of Atmospheric Fronts
Michael Kern, Tim Hewson, Andreas Schäfler, Rüdiger Westermann and Marc Rautenhaus
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE VIS 2018)

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Robust Detection and Visualization of Jet-stream Core Lines in Atmospheric Flow
Michael Kern, Tim Hewson, Andreas Schäfler, Rüdiger Westermann and Marc Rautenhaus
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE VIS 2017)

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Interactive Visual Exploration and Refinement of Cluster Assignments
Michael Kern, Alexander Lex, Nils Gehlenborg, and Chris R. Johnson
BMC Bioinformatics

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Three-dimensional visualization of ensemble weather forecasts - Part 1: The visualization tool Met.3D (version 1.0)

Marc Rautenhaus, Michael Kern, Andreas Schäfler, and Rüdiger Westermann 
Geoscientific Model Development, 8, 2329 -2353, 2015

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Anonymity: A Formalization of Privacy - l-Diversity
Michael Kern, Ralph Holz
Proceeding zum Seminar Future Internet (FI), Innovative Internet Technologien und Mobilkommunikation (IITM) und Autonomous Communication Networks (ACN) (Vol. 49), 2013

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Summer Term 2020 - Seminar: Data Visualization

Winter Term 2019 / 2020 - Seminar: Data Visualization

Summer Term 2019 - Seminar: How to make a PIXAR movie

Winter Term 2018 / 2019 - Seminar: How to make A PIXAR movie

Summer Term 2018 - Seminar: How to make A PIXAR movie

Winter Term 2017/2018 - Seminar: How to make A PIXAR movie

Supervised Thesis

Topic Student Type of Thesis
Scalable Rendering for Architectural Applications Evgenija Pavlova Master
Efficient Shadow Accumulation in Digital City Models Domenik Popfinger Master
Learning a Model for Subsurface Scattering in Translucent Materials with Neural Networks Nico Otremba Bachelor
Extraction of Vector Field Topology with Neural Networks Tatiana Baklanova Bachelor
View-Dependent Texture Mipmapping of Complex Geometry Phillip Hohenester Master
Super-Resolution of Weather Simulation with Deep Learning Razieh Rezaei Master
Light Transport Simulation in Participating Media with Volume Photon Mapping Oskar Homburg Bachelor
Simulation of Light Transport in Participating Media with Monte Carlo Path Tracing Max Oberberger Bachelor
View-dependent Texture Mipmapping in Terrain Heightfields Albert Zacha Bachelor
Shadowing for Scientific Visualization of Weather Prediction Data Jeremias Neth Bachelor
Real-Time Raytracing on NVIDIA RTX graphics cards with Vulkan Torben Maack Bachelor
Opacity-based Rendering of Large Trajectory Datasets with Pixel Synchronization Christoph Neuhauser Bachelor
3D Visualization of Surface Topography in Meteorology Erik Kynast Bachelor
The Value of Map Projections in Meteorology Annalena Bloch Bachelor
Visualization of Simulated Air Currents for Weather Forecasting and Meteorological Research Philipp Kaiser Master
Opacity-Based Rendering of Lagrangian Particle Trajectories in Met.3D (partly supervised) Max Bandle Bachelor